Seventeen students gave warm paraffin wax treatments and manicures to more than 70 individuals, including some of their own family members. Donations totaling $525 were raised to be given to the Wooster Community Hospital Foundation breast cancer department.
Wooster Community Hospital provides health fairs in the community, and uses the funds to provide oncology nurses to talk to community members about the importance of self-breast examinations, mammograms and provide other information about breast cancer. The foundation also provides assistance for those who need mammograms, but cannot afford them.
Ashley Louis, of Triway, had the idea for the community service project, then worked with class president Megan Nutter, of Norwayne, to make the idea a reality.
McDonald’s donated cups and juice for the event, and the career center culinary arts students baked cookies for the visitors.
All students wore bright pink T-shirts from Advance Concepts of Rittman, and put names of donors on breast cancer ribbons.
A drawing was held for two donors to win gift baskets from cosmetology. Winners were Lois Reimer, of Smithville, and Jody Shoup of Orrville. One basket included items for nail care, and the other had nail and hair care items.
Published: October 26, 2011